Denisse Manzanilla


Technical Specialist

“Curiosity ultimately results in increasing not only your ability to learn and grow, but your ability to understand and influence others.” – Stephanie Slocum

Contact Information:

Phone: 773-558-0412
Fax: 309-677-3289
Email: dmanzanilla@imec.org
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/denisse-manzanilla


By combining leadership skills, my passion and experience within manufacturing, and IMEC resources, I empower organizations to achieve growth and excellence by adopting automation and other digital manufacturing technologies.

My experience in product development, continuous improvement, manufacturing support with a focus on automation and robotics has allowed me to develop a wide range of skills that I can leverage to help manufacturers meet productivity and innovation goals.

At IMEC, I help manufacturers improve their operational efficiencies and maintain competitiveness by identifying and implementing Industry 4.0 technologies that can take their business to new heights.


  • B.S in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Project Management
  • Complex 3D Modeling and Assemblies
  • Tooling and Fixture Design
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Product Development
  • Testing
  • 3D Printing
  • Welding

Specialized Skills

  • Automating Manufacturing Processes
  • Robotics
  • Fluent in Spanish


  • Led a team project to automate an existing manufacturing process that doubled production and reduced labor cost by 68%.
  • Innovated a part picking process to reduce picking time by more than 50%.
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